God likes a good wrestling match. If we throw out a prayer request and hope it gets answered, it probably will not. But if we are persistent in taking that request to Him over and over again, He knows we mean business.
Jesus told the story of the neighbor asking for bread at midnight and finally getting what he wanted by persistence. (Luke 11:15) When the widow continued to petition the unjust judge, she was finally given help. (Luke 18:5)
When Jacob wrestled with God all night, God changed his name. And He said, “Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel; for you have struggled with God and with men, and have prevailed.” (Gen 32:28)
Jacob wrestled with God and prevailed! It sounds like an impossible thing to do, but God allows us to prevail over Him. Wrestling with God is not for the faint of heart. It takes determination and brute willingness to persevere. There are no quitters in the Wrestling With God Hall of Fame.
How badly do you want your prayers answered? Will you wrestle for it? Will you continue to remind God of His promises? It is a wrestling match, but more to do with our own emotions and ability to stay focused in faith. But to those who endure to the end, the blessings are promised and will come.